South Dakota Sports Betting

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South Dakota

Action Network check mark Updated March 23, 2022

In August 2021, the South Dakota legislature unanimously approved a set of sports betting regulations at a hearing in Pierre. Last fall, South Dakota voters approved a measure that will allow sports betting on a retail-only basis at casinos in Deadwood. The first legal sports bets in South Dakota were placed in September 2021. Sports betting (online and in-person) is currently only allowed at approved casinos in Deadwood.

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South Dakota Highlights

South Dakota House Committee Kills Online Sports Betting Bill

The South Dakota House State Affairs committee voted 10-3 to kill a bill that would have brought the question of online legalization before voters during the November 2022 election.

BetMGM Partners with Liv Hospitality to Bring Sports Betting to South Dakota

BetMGM secured sports betting market access in South Dakota, partnering with Liv Hospitality to deliver retail betting locations at the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort and Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort. These locations are expected to be ready for the coming NFL season.

South Dakota Sports Betting Approved by Voters

South Dakota voters approved sports betting in 2020, allowing legal sportsbooks in Deadwood as early as 2021. The voter-ratified constitutional amendment will also pave the way for the state’s federally recognized Native American tribes to open sportsbooks at their gaming properties and possibly online.

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SD's Sports Betting Overview, Timeline and Background

South Dakota Sports Betting Background

Currently, South Dakota has legal retail sports betting.

A measure to legalize online sports betting in South Dakota faltered in February. The House State Affairs committee voted 10-3 to kill a bill that would have brought the question of online legalization before voters during the November 2022 election. Under the prospective ballot measure, online sportsbooks would have to be controlled by or partnered with one of the four Deadwood casinos that currently offer the state’s only legal wagers.

The South Dakota Senate passed the bill earlier in February by one vote. An online sports betting measure could still appear on the 2022 ballot if it garners 33,921 signatures before May 3, though chances of that are slim.

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How South Dakota Sports Betting Compares

We graded South Dakota on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

Sports betting is legal in South Dakota, but only within casinos in Deadwood, SD. This severely limits the flexibility that consumers have when it comes to where they can place their bets. There is currently legislation that would allow state-wide mobile sports betting. Be sure to check this page for the latest sports betting news in South Dakota.

South Dakota Sports Betting Grading Card

Mobile sports betting in South Dakota has a long way to go. There is currently a bill attempting to pass through legislation, but it is unknown if it will pass before the legislative session ends.

Sports betting bill analysis TBD.

South Dakota Sports Betting Tips

Icon basketball Sports Betting for Beginners

New to sports betting? Check out our sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started placing bets.

Icon baseball Sports Betting Glossary

The sports betting lexicon is vast and sometimes confusing, especially to new bettors. Check out our sports betting glossary to get up to speed with every term you might need to know.

Icon football Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

Betting on your favorite teams like the South Dakota State Jackrabbits might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be responsible if you're going to sustain in the sports betting world.

Here are sports betting mistakes to avoid.

South Dakota Casino & Gaming Locations

Gold Dust Casino & Hotel

Gold Dust Casino & Hotel is the largest gaming complex in Deadwood with 11 casinos.

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel lively hotel with a casino is only 10 miles from the popular Cattail Crossing Golf Course.

Mustang Sally's

Mustang Sally's has slot machines, h slot machines, billiards and outdoor seating.

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South Dakota Sports Betting FAQ
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